Nigeria vs Algeria: Player Ratings


Nigeria vs Algeria: Player Ratings


Super Eagles were tamed 1-0 in Friday’s international friendly against the Desert Foxes of Algeria.

Here are the rating for Super Eagles:

Maduka Okoye (GK): The goalkeeper made some brilliant saves in the game, but couldn’t save Rami effort who scored for the Desert Foxes. 7/10

Tyrone Ebuehi (RB): Started the game was jittery at the start of the game, but grew in confidence till the end of the game. 6/10

Zaidu Sanusi (LB): The left back had a promising talent in defence line and also showed his attacking attributes too. 8/10

William Troost-Ekong (CB): The captain was not visible on the field of play, but had low mark of confidence. 5/10

Leon Balogun (CB): Balogun was a more centered as He defended well and even
made carried the ball forward a few times. 7/10

Semi Ajayi (CMD): Played in defensive midfield. Helped the defence line for not to concede more goals. 7/10

Frank Onyeka (CDM): Onyeka was off the field as he was easily overrun by the Desert Foxes 4/10

Alex Iwobi (AM): Laid much passes and produced good link up plays but his shots at goal were disappointing. 7/10

Samuel Kalu (LW): Was unfortunately withdrawn early having sustained an njury but he combined well with Sanusi in the first 45.

Samuel Chukwueze (RW): The Villarreal wide attacker had a lively first half as his pace and direct running posed problems for the Algeria
backline. 6/10

This wasn’t sustained after the break and he was eventually replaced by Ahmed Musa with 15 minutes to play. 5/10

Paul Onuachu (ATT): The towering Genk forward occupied the centre-backs and was a willing runner until his withdrawal. 5.5/10


Mikel Agu:
Was clumsy in possession and seemed off the pace in the defensive third. 5/10

Moses Simon: Simon wasn’t really productive, but it wasn’t for the want of trying. 5.5/10

Kelechi Iheanacho: Didn’t offer enough in an attacking sense after coming on for Onuachu. 5/10

Kevin Akpoguma: The Hoffenheim wide defender replaced Ebuehi with about 20 minutes to play for his maiden cap. 5/10


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